Russian firm reports first mobile phone worm

Tuesday, 15 June 2004, 9:10 AM EST

Antivirus company Kaspersky Labs Ltd. said on Monday that it discovered the first-ever computer virus capable of spreading over mobile phone networks.

Cabir is a network worm that infects phones running the Symbian mobile phone operating system by Symbian Ltd. No infections have been reported. Cabir may be a proof of concept worm from an international group of virus writers known as 29a that is credited with the release of a recent virus, "Rugrat," that targets Windows 64 bit operating systems, the Moscow-based company said.

By Paul Roberts at Info World.

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